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Illinois Street Food Emporium

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5550 N Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46208-2630
+1 317-253-9513
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Mon 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Fri 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

About 5.5 miles north of downtown, this neighborhood café is a good place for breakfast or lunch. There is an ample selection of sandwich and specials: order at the counter, pick up your beverage and the food will be brought promptly to your table. My colleague had a egg salad sandwich, I had the quiche with fruit cup. Quickly prepard,... More 

Thank John F
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I meet my sisters and my mother here most mornings. Frank and Jennifer are quick to help us when we arrive. Sherry is working in the kitchen, but often comes out to say hi! The owner, Vivian, is personable and friendly. The cakes, hot cross buns, and alligators are the best!

Thank Barbara F
Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

In March I wrote a review of Illinois Food Emporium prices as they seemed extremely high for the items I purchased. Within days the owner contacted me to follow up and to apologize for the error that had been made. I appreciate her diligence and willingness to make sure that my complaint was fully dealt with. Thank you Vivian.

Thank Farnaharpy
Plainfield, Indiana
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here for the first time and will definitely be going back. Three of us ordered different things and all agreed our choices were perfect

Thank Quakers72
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2017

A quaint out of the way place with great place - It is a coffee shop, a bakery a restaurant, each being great. They serve cronuts which they make and are delicious. Food is savory and the prices are very reasonable. I traveled 30 minutes from my hotel to eat here and it was worth the trip

Thank Richard G
Indianapolis, IN
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2017

I hate to give an average rating because their food is actually very good but the rating is based on the venue. You have to order food then find a seat. Just not a fan of that. Also, the atmosphere just isn't all that inviting. Having said all of that, they do have great food

Thank jlnjz
Minneapolis, Minnesota, Usa
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124 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017

Very flaky large croissants. Great coffee. Wish they would serve breakfast past 11 am! But good soups and sandwiches. Scrumptious deserts to eat there and to take home from the freezer.

Thank Anita D
vivian f, Manager at Illinois Street Food Emporium, responded to this review

Thank you Anita for your comments! Vivian More 

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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2017

This small restaurant is located in a residential neighborhood near Meridian Street. One orders from a menu and then the food is delivered to your table. A friend and I both had the soup-half-sandwich and split a chocolate-peanut butter dessert. The soup was tasty and the half-sandwich ample for lunch. The dessert was decadent.

Thank John F
vivian f, Owner at Illinois Street Food Emporium, responded to this review

Thank you John F!!! More 

Fishers, Indiana
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495 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for a late breakfast. Lots of items to choose from. My selected a broccoli quiche with fresh fruit and I had the sandwich special of the day. It's pricey but worth going to if you're in the area.

Thank DMJA21
Cincinnati, Ohio
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597 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2017

Visited for lunch with a couple friends and it was just ok. The food tasted fresh, but pretty bland, probably a healthy thing. The place was packed and seemed to be pretty popular.

Thank explorepossibilities
vivian f, Owner at Illinois Street Food Emporium, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your visit yesterday! Love to know what you had for lunch. If you choose feel free to email me at isfe.indy@gmail.com Vivian More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Cafe, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5550 N Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46208-2630
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-253-9513

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?